Barry Vogel, Esq.

Host and Producer of Radio Curious.

I like to ask questions about life and ideas.  These interviews provide some answers.

My desire to create mental images from radio voices comes from my childhood memories of awakening in a warm bed on wintry Saturday mornings, listening to “Let’s Pretend.”  The end of those all-too-short weekends was heralded Sunday evening by the booming voice of Walter Winchell greeting “Mr. and Mrs. America” with the news of the week, as the wafting aroma of a family dinner yielded yet another invisible wonder in the kitchen. Fifteen years later, my first regular radio programs were broadcast in Peru, where I was a Peace Corps Volunteer.

Radio Curious

Radio Curious is now in its 25th year on public radio stations. The show first aired on Mendocino County Public Broadcasting in 1991 and today is aired on many public radio stations in North America and other continents and is available through the Pacifica Network and Public Radio Exchange.  Archive editions of Radio Curious are added regularly to this website. Programs are also available on compact disc. Email requests to

The offices of Radio Curious are located in the General Specialties Building, 280 North Oak Street, Ukiah, California, 95482.  Barry Vogel has worked there since 1974 as a country lawyer providing a wide variety of confidential legal services, advice and counsel on a wide variety of topics.   The resources garnered in that endeavor help support his radio habit.